DIE Saturni, 12 die Junii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Sallawey.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
L. Viscount Hereford.
Ds. La Warr.
Letter from the Commissioners with the King.
A Letter from the Earl of Nottingham, at Royston,
was read, with the Papers inclosed. (Here enter them.)
Petition from Norff.
1. The Petition of the Well-affected in Norff.
Commissioners to enquire of the Arme what the Designs are that they complain of.
It is Ordered, That a Letter be written to the Commissioners, to let them signify to the Army, "That the
Parliament is in a Way of settling the Peace of the
Kingdom; and that it is desired that they would declare what the great Design is that they mention, and
the Particulars of the Matter, and of the Persons;
else the House will take it as a Reflection upon the
And the Speaker is appointed to draw up a Draught
of a Letter to this Purpose, and report the same to the
E. of Holland versus Young and Symonds, for keeping Possession of the Lodge at Windsor.
This Day Robert Ward, upon Oath, testified, "That
the Earl of Holland came to lodge in the Great
Park of Windsor, where Symonds lives, and holds it
against his Right. The Earl of Holland desired the
People in it to open the Doors: But it being denied,
his Lordship did break open the Doors; which was
done. And then a Gun was shot out of the House at
the Earl of Holland; and the Bullet did narrowly
miss his Lordship: That the Earl of Holland and
Lieutenant Colonel Farr did see a Man that did shoot
off the Gun."
Ric'd Moone, upon Oath, did swear to the same Effect.
Ellin Symonds confessed, "That a Gun was shot off
out of the House, by her Younger Daughter: That
she asked the Earl of Holland, "Whether he had an
Order of Parliament?" And his Lordship said, "He
would order her." That her Husband gave her
Command, that the Earl of Holland should not come
into the House."
It is Ordered, That Symonds shall do his Endeavour
to produce his Man that shot off the Gun at the Earl
of Holland on Tuesday next, to answer the same to this
House; and that the Earl of Holland's Patent be produced before the Committee on Monday Morning,
whereby his Lordship's Title to the Lodge wherein
Symonds lives may appear.
Ordered, That Symonds and the Parties now at
Bar shall put in good Bail, to appear before this House
when he shall be summoned.
Message from the H. C. with the following additional Instruction for the Commissioners with the Army;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Rob't Pye Knight; who brought up an
additional Instruction to be sent to the Commissioners
with the Army, wherein they desire their Lordships
Concurrence; and they desire another Lord may be
appointed to go down, to assist the Earl of Nottingham.
The additional Instruction was read, and Agreed
to learn what the Desires of the Army are.
(fn. *) "You shall use your Endeavours, by the best
Way and Means you can or shall think fit, fully to
know the Particulars which the Army desires, and
will insist on, for their Satisfaction."
The Answer returned was:
Answer to the H. C.
That this House agrees to the additional Instruction:
To the other Particular, their Lordships will send an
Answer by Messengers of their own.
Committee to go to the Army.
The Lord Lawarr was appointed to go down to the
Howard, a Pass.
Ordered, That Charles Howard Esquire and his Wife
shall have a Pass, to go into Cumberland, with Horses
Whartons, a Pass.
Ordered, That the Whartons shall have a Pass, with
their Coach and Horses, to go into the Country.
Count. of Cork, a Pass.
Ordered, That the Countess of Corke shall have a
Pass, for herself and her Family, with their Coach and
Horses, to go into the Country.
Lords to attend.
Ordered, That all the Lords shall have Order to
attend this House, about the great Affairs of the Kingdom, on Monday Morning next, at which Time this
House will begin to take into Consideration the settling
the Peace of the Kingdom; and all Lords that have
former Leave to be absent, their Leave is hereby revoked, except the Lord Bruce.
Letter from the Committee with the Army, that some of the Norfolk People had presented a Petition to Sir T. Fairfax; and that they will endeavour to keep a good Understanding between the Parliament and Army.
"For the special Service of the State.
"To the Right Honourable the Earl of
Manchester, Speaker of the House of
Peers. Present these.
"Haste, Haste, Post Haste.
"Since the Resolution taken by this Committee
the last Night to send Two of our Number to London, we find every Hour doth administer unto us
fresh Occasion of Address unto you. This Morning we having been to hear a Sermon at Roysterne,
where the General and his Officers were; we did
observe, upon our return Home, many Persons,
Ministers and others, about One Hundred in Number, on Horseback, styling themselves "The peaceable and well-affected Inhabitants of the County of Norffolke;" who meeting the General in the Street, One
of the said Persons, in the Name of the rest, presented a Petition, after some Time spent in a
Speech made to his Excellency. This Morning also
Information came to us, That the last Night late a
Letter was sent to the City of London, signed by the
General and divers of his Chief Officers, declaring
the Intentions of the Army unto the City; which
so soon as we had Notice of, and were able to recover Copies of them, it was the Resolution of this
Committee, That both Houses should be acquainted therewith; and I have accordingly here inclosed
sent the Copies of them.
"The Copies of the Votes and Resolutions of both
Houses, sent down unto us, we shall endeavour to
see distributed the best we can to the several Regiments; though we find that they go off but
"I have no more to add, but that I shall (according to the Instructions given us) with all Faithfulness endeavour to preserve a right Understanding between the Parliament and the Army while I continue in this Service: and shall not be wanting to
give your Lordships frequent Advertisements of what
comes to our Knowledge, whereby you may with
the more Certainty ground your Councils and Resolutions; as becomes
Roysterne, 11 June, 9 at Night.
"Your Lordship's humble Servant,
Petition from some Inhabitants of Norff. to Sir T. Fairfax, that there is a Design on Foot to ruin the Liberty of the Subject; and that they have not free Access to the Parliament with their Addresses.
"To his Excellency Sir Thomas Fairefax Knight,
Captain General of the Parliament Forces.
"The humble Petition of the peaceable and
well-affected Inhabitants of the County
of Norff. earnestly endeavouring after
the Prosperity of the Parliament, and
the Peace of the Kingdom;
(fn. *) Vide the Parliament's Declaration, April 17th, 1646.
"That whereas your Excellency hath been appointed Commander in Chief over those free Commons
of England that have been invited by the Parliament to stand up in Defence of themselves and Fellow Subjects, in Time of imminent Danger, against
all arbitrary Government, Tyranny, and Oppression; and that the Parliament hath, by divers Declarations, Remonstrances, and Protestations, engaged
themselves, both to God and the Kingdom, to endeavour to their uttermost to maintain the ancient
Government of this Kingdom, and to preserve the
Rights and Liberties of the Subjects, and to lay
hold on the First Opportunity of procuring a safe
and well-grounded Peace: Notwithstanding all
which, there is now an Appearance of a most abhorred Design to ruin the Native Liberties and Privileges of the Subjects, whereby Discontents are fomented, (fn. †) and the Hearts of the People of the Kingdom like to be divided into Factions, to the imminent Danger of embroiling us yet again in Blood;
and from the Policy of the Complotters of this
Design, we humbly conceive, have already proceeded
these sad (fn. ‡) Obstructions of our Free Addresses to the
Parliament, in representing our Grievances, and
making humble Offers to your Wisdom of just Remedies; which have imposed a Necessity upon us
humbly to implore, &c. your Excellency's Assistance,
to mediate with the Parliament, in the Behalf (fn. ||) of
all the Free Commons of England, for a speedy and
peaceable Establishment of these our Native Liberties and Freedoms, which have now cost the Kingdom such vast Expences of Blood and Treasure;
and all Obstructions that lie in the Way to hinder
the Addresses of the Subjects of England to the Parliament, in representing their Grievances, Fears,
Doubts, and Jealousies, as also Offers of Remedy,
be so speedily removed, as a firm Peace and Union
might be yet again enjoyed in our distracted Kingdom, according to the Intentions of the Parliament
frequently declared, Engagements of the Army, and
the ardent Expectations of all the Well-affected in
"And your Petitioners shall ever pray."
"Additional Instructions to the Commissioners
with the Army." (fn. *)
House adjourned till 4a post Meridiem.
[ (fn. *) Post Meridiem.]
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
L. Thomond, a Pass.
Ordered, That a Pass be granted to the Lord Toomont and his Lady, to go out of Town, into Northamptonsheire.
Message from the H. C. with an Ordinance, &c.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Tate and others:
1. To desire Concurrence in a Warrant for Ten
2. An Ordinance that Ten Thousand Pounds shall
be paid to the Forces that shall be sent for Ireland.
(Here enter it.)
Betty and Baker.
An Answer of Michaell Baker, to a Petition of one
Henry Betty, was read; desiring, "That he may have a
Month's Time, to put in his Answer to the said
Ordered, That Betty shall have a Sight of the said
Answer; and if he shew not Cause within One Week,
then the said Baker shall have Time to put in his Answer a Month next after the Date hereof.
Message from the H. C. to add Commissioners to go to the Army; and with Letters from the Commissioners and Sir T. Fairfax.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Walter Erle and others;
To desire the Lords Concurrence:
1. That they would add Two Commissioners more
to go to the Army, which was passed by Vote.
(Here enter it.)
A Letter from Sir Thomas Fairefax, was read.
(Here enter it.)
A Letter from the Earl of Nottingham, with Reasons from Sir Thomas Fairefax concerning the Removing the Army, and a Copy of a Letter from the
Commissioners to Sir Thomas Fairefax, declaring their
Dissent and Disapprobation of removing the Army, inclosed. (Here enter them.)
Letter from Sir T. Fairfax, that the Army is on the March, and that the Head Quarters are to be at St. Albans.
"For the Right Honourable the Earl of Manchester, Speaker of the House of Peers pro
"The Letter from both Houses, concerning the
disposing of Quarters of the Army so as no Part
may be within Forty Miles of London, I received
but this Morning, between Nine and Ten a Clock.
The Orders for removing to new Quarters about St.
Albones were given out Yesterday, without Appointment of any Rendezvous for this Day, so as the
several Regiments are already upon their March, in
several Ways, from their last Quarters to their new;
and it is not now possible to stop them. The Quarters now assigned (the nearest to London) are Twenty
Miles distant; and of the Reasons pressing me to
this Motion, besides what my last Letter to yourself
does express, I have given the Commissioners here
a further Account, to which I refer you. Since
now the disposing of the Quarters otherwise at present cannot be, I shall, for the better Ordering of the
Army, be this Night at St. Albans, appointed before
for the Head Quarters, where I shall wait your further Resolutions on Monday.
"I shall, by the next, give your Lordship an Account
of several Petitions I have received from some Counties. I remain
Royston, 12th June, 1647.
Most humble Servant,
Letter from the Commissioners, that they had dissented from the Army's coming near London.
"For the especial Service of the Parliament.
"For the Right Honourable Edward Earl of
Manchester, Speaker of the House of Peers.
"Twelve of the Clock at Noon.
"Haste, Haste, Post Haste, with Speed.
"Yesterday, after our Letters to both Houses were
sealed, and ready to be sent up, private Information
being given to the Committee, That Resolution was
taken by the Council of War, that the Head Quarters should be this Day at St. Albons; Mr. Futter,
our Messenger, was thereupon directed to give the
said Information to yourself by Word of Mouth.
We had no sooner received the said Information, but
we repaired to the General's Quarters, who of himself declared unto us the said Resolution of the Council
of War; unto which we presently objected, "That
this was within the Five and Twenty Miles of London, which the Parliament did not formerly hold fit
that the Quarters of the Army should be enlarged
unto, for straitening the Provisions that are to come
to the City; and that now must needs be the more
unsatisfactory unto them, in respect of the Jealousy of
the Times." To which the General replied, "That
the Reasons of the said Resolutions should be communicated unto us, which he hoped would satisfy."
Which Reasons we having received this Morning
about Ten of the Clock, we thought good to send
this inclosed Letter to his Excellency, to testify our
Dissent thereunto, and to declare our Resolution to
go to the Head Quarters of St. Albones, there to expect the Pleasure of the Houses, and pursue our Instructions, in endeavouring to preserve a right Understanding between the Parliament and the Army
Having not heard One Word since we came out
from the Houses for our Direction, I have no more
to add, but that I am
Royston, the 12th of June, 1647, Twelve at Noon.
Reasons from Sir T. Fairfax and Council of War, for marching the Army to St. Albans.
"The Reasons for moving the Army nearer London.
"For a nearer Communication and Intercourse with
the Parliament and City, the more readily to obtain
Monies for the Satisfaction of the Soldiers, and
keeping them under Discipline; and to prevent the
raising of any new War, and procure the speedy
Settlement of the Peace of the Kingdoms.
Dated June 12th, 1647.
"Received the same Day, about Ten of the Clock
in the Morning, from the General and Council of War, as their Sense, by the Hands of
General Adjutant Deane and Colonel Hewson."
Letter from the Commissioners to Sir T. Fairfax, dissenting to the Removal of the Army towards London.
"In regard we do Hourly expect the Pleasure of
both Houses, and that nothing may be wanting in
us to do our utmost Endeavours to keep a right
Understanding between the Parliament and the Army,
according to our Instructions, whilst we continue in
this Service; we have resolved for the present to go
to St. Albones, the Head Quarters: But we do withal
declare our Dissent and Disapprobation unto the Removal of the Army so near London, not only for the
Reasons exprest by us to your Excellency the last
Night, but for the Reasons given unto (fn. *) us this
Morning, as the Sense of your Excellency and your
Council of War; which we do not judge at all sufficient and warrantable for any such Action.
"All which, in Discharge of our Duty and Trust,
we hold it necessary to acquaint your Excellency
with; and remain
Royston, 12th June, 1647,
11 of the Clock in the
"Your humble Servants,
"For his Excellency Sir Tho. Fairefax
Knight, General of the Parliament's
Additional Commissioners to go to the Army.
"Resolved, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament,
"That Sir Thomas Widdrington be employed as a
Commissioner to the Army.
"That Colonel William White be employed as a
Commissioner to the Army."
Order for 10,000l. for paying and transporting Forces for Ireland.
"Be it Ordained, and it is hereby Ordained, by the
Lords and Commons now assembled in Parliament,
That James Bunce Alderman, Mr. Richard Glyde,
and Mr. Lawrence Bromfeild, Treasurers appointed
by Ordinance of Parliament for the receiving of the
Two Hundred Thousand Pounds raised for the Service of England and Ireland, shall forthwith pay, out
of the Treasure remaining in their Hands, the Sum
of Ten Thousand Pounds, to such Person or Persons as the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland at
Darby House shall, from Time to Time, by Warrant or Warrants under their Hands, appoint to receive the same, to be disposed of by Order of the
said Committee, for the Paying and speedy Transporting of those Forces designed for the Service of Ireland; which Warrant or Warrants, together with the
Acquittance or Acquittances of the Parties appointed to receive all or any Part of the said Monies,
shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the
Adjourned till To-morrow, 5 post Meridiem.